Course description

Functional Family Assessments (FFAs) are required to be initiated during an investigation and updated ongoing by child welfare case workers to: assess parental protective capacities and child strengths and needs; inform the need for and the development of safety plans; help identify and monitor progress toward case plan outcomes; and monitor progress in family functioning.   


Guest Presenters:  
Vanessa Snoddy, Office of Child Welfare/DCF will provide an overview of Functional Family Assessments (FFAs), to include when they are completed, what information is included and how they are used by child welfare. 

 
Laurie Blades, Director of Behavioral Health Advocacy will provide tips on how GAL staff and Volunteer Child Advocates can use the FFAs to enhance advocacy.


1 CLE Credit Available

1/14/20-7/31/21

1 In-Service Hour Available 

Select "Permanency and Child Safety" for Optima.


 

Reviews (2)

It really helped me to understand

by Danielle Glendye

I thought it was very informative, Thorough and I like the manner in which assessment takes several things into account prior to recommendation.

by Cristina Carbonell

It really helped me to understand

by Danielle Glendye

I thought it was very informative, Thorough and I like the manner in which assessment takes several things into account prior to recommendation.

by Cristina Carbonell

Guardian ad Litem  State Office

Guardian ad Litem State Office

Legal Counsel

Guest Presenters: 

  • Kristen Solomon, Esquire - Statewide Director of Operations 
  • Camille Frazer, Esquire - Regional Legal Counsel Southern
  • Kathleen Clendining, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 15th Circuit
  • Brittany Rutan, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 9th Circuit 
Course Contents

1 Video

1 Survey

1.0 hr

Course Curriculum

Family Functioning Assessment
60:26